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Happy Halloween

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FPAa7BqgSbw Happy Halloween, from of our old friends at Google.

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Back from Istanbul

We had the wonderful opportunity to spend a few days in Istanbul this month with other members of the International Association of Political Consultants. As always the IAPC annual conference proved to be a great event full of stories, insights, and unique observations from political operatives around the globe.  Of note: the growing interest from […]

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AP Story Tracks Digital Rise

A nice story from Beth Fouhy at AP on the rising influence of digital media in political campaigns, with a focus on advertising – posted at RealClearPolitics. Chris Talbot quoted.

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World Bank #Apps4Dev: Economic Data Finder

There were a great number of wonderful apps set off by the World Bank’s Apps for Development contest – you should check out all the winners. Here’s one that took our breath away: Economic Data Finder: Currently just a Chrome browser extension, the concept behind the Data Finder is intuitive: it gives you the statistics […]

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Lessons in Website Domains

For the latest example of a website owned by someone other than who you think, check out… NewtGingrich.com. You may recall Jon Huntsman had a similar issue earlier this year… Update: American Bridge is now forwarding this URL to another not-so-conservative post on Gingrich…

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Bin Laden, Twitter, & Selective Journalistic Integrity

In the days since the US Military killed Osama Bin Laden, a rather large amount of ink and pixels have been dedicated not to the content or impact of the story, but to how the story itself leaked out. Twitter was the main source of news, with more traditional online media outlets also outpacing the […]

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World Bank: Apps for Development Awards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GShfm9bGhI4 On Thursday we had the good fortune to attend the World Bank’s Apps for Development Awards. The Bank’s 2010 decision to open up its massive data sets creates a phenomenal opportunity for developers (think: Angry Birds) to foster development (think: Quality of Human Life), and the Apps contest was a showcase for that potential. […]

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Online Ad Environments – Sifting Through the Mess

This week two enticing articles highlight the concerns of brand marketers entering the online advertising space, and the challenge publishers face in providing media environments that help build brands and resonate with audiences. Here’s your bill of fare: Appetizer: The Washington Post’s Sunday Ombudsman shares the gripes of readers shellacked by ads that damage user […]

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New Media & Politics

The significance of digital media in politics is increasing. We need seasoned pros to take interest and bring traditional methods of research to measure and prove the value of digital communications. – Chris Talbot

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Rapid Response: Still No Takers?

Link: Rapid Response: Still No Takers? Last summer I penned an article for “Friend of the Firm” Colin Delany at the e.politics blog. Despite the fast pace of innovation online, few political organizations are grasping the potential impact of rapid response efforts on the web. Case in point, one Joe Wilson of South Carolina: That […]

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